Cycling’s Next Generation

Hagens Berman Axeon is a UCI Pro Continental cycling team based in the United States and managed by Axel Merckx with an international roster of under-23 riders


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Bjerg Repeats as U23 World Time Trial Champion

Innsbruck, Austria - While competing for his home country of Denmark, Mikkel Bjerg of the Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team won his second U23 World Championship title in the individual time trial on Monday. Bjerg is the first rider in history to...

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Chad Childers
25 Sep 18

Philipsen Rebounds, Victorious in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City, Utah - After narrowly missing his first professional win on U.S. soil on Thursday’s stage 3 at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Jasper Philipsen captured the victory he so badly wanted the day before, besting Travis McCabe...

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Chad Childers
11 Aug 18

Philipsen Second on Stage 3 at Tour of Utah

Layton, Utah - After the team executed a perfect leadout on the last lap of stage 3 at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Hagens Berman Axeon’s Jasper Philipsen flexed his sprinting prowess Thursday to earn second place and a spot on the...

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Chad Childers
10 Aug 18

Support Adrien Costa's Amputation Injury Rehabilitation

On July 29, our friend and former teammate Adrien Costa was involved in a serious accident while climbing in Mono County, California. The incident occurred on the north ridge of Mount Conness, where Adrien was climbing at around 11,400 feet, near...

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Nick Shuley
08 Aug 18

Will Barta Healing Quickly After Breaking Femur at U23 Giro

Boise, Idaho - Will Barta is healing quickly after he suffered a broken femur during a crash in the peloton on stage 9a at the U23 Giro d'Italia back in June. At the time of the crash, Barta was in 8th place in the general classification and...

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Chad Childers
16 Jul 18

Rider profile

How do you immediately impress your new teammates? How about popping a wheelie and leaning down to kiss your front tire – all while doing it from a completely standstill? The BMX-turned-mountain biker-turned-road cyclist showed his promise last year with his overall victory at Course de la Paix Juniors ("The Peace Race"). He snatched the lead on the queen stage and kept it through to the last day. A week later, he was back on his mountain bike, earning a runner-up finish before winning a World Cup event in Alsace, France.

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"Mikkel's build-up to World’s was impressive and his TT in Norway at GP Hafjell was a good test and proof that he w…
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Proud of our guys at Worlds today in the ITT: João Almeida finishing in 30th, @IvOliveira96 28th, & @mikkelbbjerg w…
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Absolutely dedicated and yet still never so much so that he didn’t work for his teammates with massive pulls at the…

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Explore The Team’s Equipment For 2018

The Hagens Berman Axeon team are riding Specialized bikes with SRAM components, Quarq power meters, Wahoo Fitness bike computers, and Zip wheels for the 2018 season with race kit provided by Alé, Beaker Concepts and Oakley. Explore all of the equipment being used by the team this year in our Gear section.